Saturday, September 12, 2015

Mencken at 135

Painting of H.L. Mencken135 years ago today, H.L. Mencken was born.

In November, the H.L. Mencken Club hosts its 2015 conference – November 6 through 7.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Surpassing

Her Britannic Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has today reigned for 23,226 days, equal to the number of days Queen Victoria reigned.


Monday, September 7, 2015

A.J.P. Taylor Passing

25 years ago today, historian A.J.P. Taylor passed away.


Brazil 1822

On this date in 1822, the future Emperor Dom Pedro I proclaimed the independence of Brazil.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015